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Alpine Book Peddlers, Canmore, Alberta
Alpine Book Peddlers is an independent, regional book wholesaler and distributor based in Canmore, Alberta. We specialize in selling books, maps, and journals to gift shops, outdoor stores, and other retailers throughout the Canadian Rockies. If you love books and the mountains, this might be the job for you!
We’re looking for someone to help us during the busy summer season. The job is mostly customer service, including helping retailers source the books they need, giving them recommendations, and assisting them with their orders including order entry. A high attention to detail and passion for books is a must. The candidate will also be responsible for light warehouse work, such as receiving new stock and shipping out orders. Throughout the summer, we make delivery trips to locations such as Jasper and Waterton once or twice a month. We need someone capable of managing incoming orders and fielding questions in our absence, as well as working shifts during other busy periods. The work schedule can be flexible to meet your needs, but is typically 2 to 4 days a week, with approximately 60 to 80 hours of work per month. Hourly wages start at $16 to $17 dollars per hour, depending on level of related experience. This job has the potential for growth in terms of hours, wages, and responsibilities over time, depending on interest and performance.
Responsibilities include:
  • Customer service
  • Taking orders via email, phone, and fax
  • Entering orders into our computer system
  • Picking and shipping orders
  • Receiving stock
Qualifications and experience required:
  • Must have a meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer skills: applicants must be comfortable using Microsoft Office; familiarity with an MS-DOS system would be an asset (our inventory and point-of-sale system is similar to an MS-DOS interface)
  • Strong experience in one of the following areas: customer service, administration, shipping/receiving, and/or the book industry
  • Must be able to complete physical tasks, such as lifting a 40 lb box
  • A class 5 drivers’ license is an asset
  • Knowledge of and interest in books and the book industry is an asset
Please send applications to We will be taking applications until a suitable candidate is found.